January 6 – March 13: Winter Reading Program!

Winter Reading logoGet YETI for Winter Reading! Sign up for the Winter Reading Program starting January 6 and earn points for reading, completing challenges, and attending library programs. We’ll keep track of your point total, which you can use to spend on all kinds of cool prizes! Different prizes cost different point amounts, so you can save your points up for big grand prize entries, or use them on lots of smaller prizes – it’s up to you! The last day to earn and redeem points is Friday, March 13. Ask a Youth Services Librarian for more information. Supplies are limited.

But why should the kids have all the fun?  We have an Adult Winter Reading Program too!  Pick up a bingo card at the Information Desk starting Monday, January 6.  Color in one Bingo Yeti for each book read and program attended between January 6 and March 13.  A bingo card is complete when 5 squares in a column or row are filled in.  Return the card for a KFL reusable straw, while supplies last.  Complete additional cards to enter a drawing for Grand Prizes.

The Adult Winter Reading Program is sponsored by the Kent Free Library Foundation.

Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm: Movie Night–Some Like It Hot

Marilyn MonroeEnjoy watching or rewatching the 1959 United Artists Studio film “Some Like It Hot,” set in the roaring ’20s and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.  Light refreshments will be provided.

This program is for adults ages 18+. No registration is required.

Mondays in January at 7:00 pm: Beginning Vinyasa Yoga

YogaEvery Monday in January at 7:00 pm, Judith Hilinski of Yoga Judith, LLC will offer beginning Vinyasa yoga classes. Please bring a mat if you have one and water, and wear comfortable clothing. A limited number of extra yoga mats will be available first come, first served.

This program is for adults ages 18+. No registration is required for these free classes. For more information, contact Adult Services at 33.673.4414.

Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert by the Tuscarawas Trio

Tuscarawas TrioEnjoy a free diverse concert by the Tuscarawas Trio. This clarinet (Jim Perone), flute (Karen Perone), and bassoon (Phil Shirley) trio performs ragtime, pop, and classical music.

Concerts at the library are for all ages and are held on the 2nd floor balcony, so music can be enjoyed throughout the building. Limited seating will be available. No registration is required.

Concerts are generously supported by the Friends of Kent Free Library. For more information, contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 pm: Winter Wonderland Tea Party

Children ages 4 through 10 are invited to an afternoon tea at the library! We will provide tea, snacks, and smashing activities to fill the afternoon with delight. If you feel inclined to put on your finest, please do not hesitate to come in style! Grown-ups are welcome to attend along with their young ones. Please help us get an accurate headcount by letting us know who will be attending with your child.  Register online or by calling Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Holiday Closings

Drawing of a snowman reading a bookThe library will be closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1.  The library will reopen with regular hours at 9:00 am on Thursday, January 2.

As always when the library is closed, no items will be due and no fines will be assessed on overdue materials.  For your convenience, materials can be returned either in the drop to the left of the parking lot entrance or by using the drive through.